The late "Black Panther" star and Howard University alumnus believed in the power of the arts to change society. Now, his legacy will be honored.
Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.
The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the deadliest racial attacks in U.S. history. The city of Tulsa and survivors are reckoning with it a century later.
A team of researchers has discovered the site where Harriet Tubman was raised. The home was later used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Learn about her background and the new challenges she'll face.